Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts, and Management
The book covers all facets of tourism in natural areas. The book is underpinned by a strong foundation of environmental understanding. It then describes the range of impacts, which occur when tourism takes place in the natural environment and illustrates how managers can plan, develop and appropriately manage tourism developments in natural areas. Finally, the book addresses ongoing management concerns such as monitoring environmental change and the need to introduce appropriate management strategies.
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100 80& 60 Total Change ( % ) 40 * Vegetation loss + Veget . Composition * Tree Seedling Loss + Organic Litter Loss * Exposed Soil Soil Compisition 204 030 35 40 45 60 O 5 10 15 20 25 50 55 Nights / Year Total Change represents the ...
Potential for loss of mature tree vigour and reduced resistance to disease . EROSION results in root exposure due to loss of surface soil . COMPACTION Reduces soil pore space and reduces water infiltration . SOIL ALTERATION AND IMPACT ...
Use of road vehicles Impacts on vegetation impacts on soils Loss of vegetation height Decline in perennial plant cover Decline in annual plant survival loss of surface organic matter compaction collapse of burrows crushing of buried ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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